I need to make a large bottle for an upcoming cake and I cannot get a mold in time; I was told to use playdoh, but it seems like that might be more for chocolate molding. Would I be able to make up a batch of the CP and mold it around a bottle to make an isomalt mold? Would it work for chocolate if not isomalt? Thanks so much!
AAre you making a reall bottle or just casting a basic shape?
the play-doh will work (I prefer polymer clay personally)if you cover it with plastic wrap. Surprisingly, the plastic wrap will not melt. Rather, it sets up again when cold, and being a petroleum product, wil not adhere to the sugar.
if you want a real bottle then transparent sugar blowing is the way to do that
to make a 3D mold will take more work. basically, make a mold of each half of the bottle, line each with plastic wrap. fill each mold with the sugar, press together quickly and drain the excess while it is still pourable. gently clap together for convenience. Gently pry the who thing apart and clean up the edges with a torch (clear effect), or 2000grit sandpaper (frosted effect).
The big thing to remember with sugar casting is that it sticks to eveything except vinyl, silicone, plastic wrap, teflon, marble, and stainless steel (when greased very lightly).
Take a look at: www.makeyourownmolds.com/how-to-sugar-bottle-mold. I've made my own mold with Food Grade Silicone and i've posted my own bottle hier, by Gallery under Misc/Pulled sugar and blown sugar. It was pretty much work, but once you have done that, you'll be proud of it. This works very good with isomalt.
Greatings from The Netherlands.
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Take a look at: [URL=http://www.makeyourownmolds.com/how-to-sugar-bottle-mold]www.makeyourownmolds.com/how-to-sugar-bottle-mold[/URL]. I've made my own mold with Food Grade Silicone and i've posted my own bottle hier, by Gallery under Misc/Pulled sugar and blown sugar. It was pretty much work, but once you have done that, you'll be proud of it. This works very good with isomalt.
Greatings from The Netherlands. Atena
That is the way to do it! My only experience is that I have to mail order everything and i'm slightly impatient. ;-) Making a silicone mold is more involved, but once you have it, you have it forever. When I am looking for a quick way, I will cast the sugar making a solid piece. They are heavy, but I can leave it to harden while working on other things.
good luck Ginger08!
This is why you usually cannot simply use your oven for food dehydration - even with the door of an oven slightly ajar, it is difficult for the food to dry properly. Not to mention the fact that dehydrating food is sometimes a lengthy process, and you probably do not want to tie up your oven for so long.